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How Custom Orthotics Can Help Your Feet and Joints

When your feet hurt, life’s a drag. Sore feet can make moving painful and cause problems throughout your body. Luckily, custom orthotics can relieve feet and joint discomfort.

The experienced team at Family Foot and Ankle Center of South Jersey understands the important part your feet play in your life. Our podiatrists offer prescription orthotics constructed from a custom mold of your foot taken in our Cherry Hill, New Jersey office. 

What are custom orthotics?

Your body knows when your feet aren’t properly aligned and tries to compensate for the misalignment by changing to the way you walk and run. This overcompensation can lead to pain in your feet, joints, back, shoulders, and neck.

Custom orthotics are prescription medical devices that you wear inside your shoes to correct problems in movement. Orthotics also can relieve foot issues caused by diabetes, plantar fasciitis, arthritis, and bursitis. 

Custom orthotics can also help treat these conditions: 

Why aren’t inserts enough?

Sure, it’s tempting to buy drugstore inserts that promise to cure your pain for a few collars. But, inserts are made to help the masses. Our team constructs orthotics for your feet only.

Custom orthotics use X-rays and state-of-the-art gait analysis to pinpoint abnormal pressure points on your feet while you’re engaging in activities, such as walking or running. This approach enables doctors to identify your specific foot condition, pressure points, and areas with strengths and weaknesses. 

Your appointment for custom orthotics begins with a review of your medical history and symptoms. We’ll perform a physical exam of your legs, feet, and ankles. We’ll also observe the way you walk and run.

Next, we’ll use advanced technology to make a computerized, 3D image of your foot. Experts use these measurements and pictures to create your custom orthotics. These individual orthotics provide:

Custom orthotics let your feet properly support your body, which translates into better body alignment. When your body is correctly aligned, stability goes up and your risk of injury goes down. 

Are your feet robbing you of a good life? Do you want to know how custom orthotics can relieve your discomfort? Call Family Foot and Ankle Center of South Jersey at 856-266-9572.

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